Things to do for August 07, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend's flame can never be extinguished.

Thursday
1 New Perk
THURSDAY PERKS

1 New Perk

You've always had good taste in grapes. Now you can try your hand at the vineyard game by masterminding your very own barrel of wine, custom-made at Crushpad's San Francisco hub. This week's perk throws in a case of cabernet to sweeten the deal, or maybe it's more of an earthy top note...

Friday
Opening Ceremony's Weekend Marathon
FRIDAY ALL-NIGHTER

Opening Ceremony's Weekend Marathon

The indie boutique is throwing a 48-hour shopfest in honor of the Olympic...opening ceremony. There'll be 6am Scrabble, 7am breakfast and a mini-store hawking metallic Nike Air Max 1s. Between Scrabble and sleep, we choose Scrabble.

411: Starts 10pm Aug 8, Scrabble Aug 9, breakfast Aug 10, 35 Howard St (between Broadway and Crosby), 212-219-2688

Saturday
Earnest Sewn's Lemonade Stand
SATURDAY LEMONS

Earnest Sewn's Lemonade Stand

The LES denim barons are bringing in the Lower Eastside Girls Club to create an old-school lemonade stand, with cookies, cupcakes and an extra 5% off anything in stock. When a denim store gives you lemons...

411: 12-6pm, Aug 9-10, 90 Orchard St (at Broome), 212-979-5120

Saturday
International Yo-Yo Open
SATURDAY DOG-WALKING

International Yo-Yo Open

The after-party to the largest yo-yo competition in the world pulls together live music, break dancers, jugglers and, of course, more than a few yo-yos. Better brush up on your Around the World.

Sunday
Pomme Frites at Waffles4U
SUNDAY WAFFLING

Pomme Frites at Waffles4U

The famous Belgian waffle truck branches out into Belgian fries—possibly garlic/cheese-soaked—in order to cover their country's entire cultural output. Except for Smurfs (yes, they're Belgian).

411: Various locations, including Astor Place at 4th Ave, and Broadway at 86th St

Sunday
Bondi Road's Shark Attack Sundays
SUNDAY SHARK WEEK

Bondi Road's Shark Attack Sundays

Everyone's favorite seafood shack is ready to broaden your culinary horizons with $10 shark steaks and pitchers of a concoction they call "beach juice" for the same price. Just one more way to live every week like it's Shark Week.

411: Sundays, 153 Rivington St (between Suffolk and Clinton), 212-253-5311

Monday
Belcourt's Oyster Happy Hour
MONDAY SHELLFISH

Belcourt's Oyster Happy Hour

The East Village mollusk mavens are indulging in a new kind of happy hour, with half-off pulled pork sandwiches, paté and oysters by the half-dozen, as well as the usual half-price booze, in case you thought this was just an early-bird special.

411: 4-7pm weekdays, 84 E. 4th St (at 2nd Ave), 212-979-2034

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